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KEEPING TABS ON TAYTAY (UPDATE)
Comparative stats: "Calm Down" vs. "ME!" (6/20a)
TOP 20: AN X-CITING DEBUT
The veterans duke it out. (6/20a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: NO “ROAD” GOES ON FOREVER
...but $311k ain't chopped liver. (6/20a)
MADONNA'S POWERFUL NEW VIDEO
She hts today's pressing issues. (6/20a)
PLAYLIST: A MUSICAL EVOLUTION, SONG BY SONG
You need to hear this. (6/20a)
THE DIVA PLAN
How pop stars from the pre-streaming era are finding a new groove.
RAINMAKERS RETURN
More of the folks who are making biz history now.
THE FUTURE OF ROCK & ROLL IS...
Hang on, we just need to throw this TV out the window.
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KEEPING TABS ON TAYTAY (UPDATE)
Comparative stats: "Calm Down" vs. "ME!" (6/20a)
TOP 20: AN X-CITING DEBUT
The veterans duke it out. (6/20a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: NO “ROAD” GOES ON FOREVER
...but $311k ain't chopped liver. (6/20a)
MADONNA'S POWERFUL NEW VIDEO
She hts today's pressing issues. (6/20a)
PLAYLIST: A MUSICAL EVOLUTION, SONG BY SONG
You need to hear this. (6/20a)
THE DIVA PLAN
How pop stars from the pre-streaming era are finding a new groove.
RAINMAKERS RETURN
More of the folks who are making biz history now.
THE FUTURE OF ROCK & ROLL IS...
Hang on, we just need to throw this TV out the window.
AFTER COUNTRY TRAP
Is reggaeton death metal far behind?
RUMOR MILL
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6/20/19

Vernon Downs, a harness racing track and casino in central New York, is being eyed as the new home for Woodstock 50, but before a note is heard, promoter Michael Lang has a considerable number of hurdles to clear.


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6/20/19

Lil Nas X has released “Panini” one day ahead of his Columbia Records debut 7 EP hitting the marketplace.


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6/20/19

Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down” (Republic) is enjoying some strong early metrics. The streaming total keeps going up, and she remains #1 at iTunes—where she’s handily outselling the #2 track. But how does "Calm Down" compare to "ME!" in its first week?


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Jay Blakesberg
6/20/19

Three months into its historic run, Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” (Columbia) is finally showing signs of slowing down. But with $311k in revenue for the week ending 6/13, this game-changing smash will likely remain ubiquitous well into the summer.

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6/20/19

A new playlist—which accompanies the song-by-song descriptions in our Black History Month special—is up on Spotify and Apple Music. Containing nearly 100 tracks, One Nation Under a Groove traces roughly three decades of music, from the early ‘70s to the end of the 20th century.


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6/20/19

After nearly a decade of fits and starts, the Neil Bogart/Casablanca Records story finally has a start date for filming: 7/16 in Montreal, according to Deadline.


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6/20/19

Madonna will land at #1 on Friday's HITS Top 50. Bruce Springsteen, bolstered by Father's Day, will debut at #2. Here's how it looks as chart date approaches.


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6/20/19

In case you missed it, the highest-charting, non-legacy debut on Pollstar's latest LIVE75 Chart came from Pentatonix, who saw 8,880 in average tickets sold from four shows for an average gross of $414k.


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6/20/19

Standing for social causes has been a trademark of Madonna's artistry for three decades, and her latest video for Madame X song "I Rise" is a rallying cry for the most important global issues of our era...


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6/20/19

The Wireless festival in London and the Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta will be taking trips into Virtual Reality this year via new products from Live Nation and MelodyVR.


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6/20/19

Following the completion of Prince's two-week Tidal exclusive, which began June 7, Warner release Originals—a collection of polished demos of songs eventually gifted to other artists (e.g. "Nothing Compares 2 U"—has topped the iTunes chart.


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6/19/19

"Bundling devalues the art and is demeaning to the artists," Roc Nation COO Desiree Perez tells us. "It needs to go."


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6/19/19

Following a video tease of the new collab, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello announced "Señorita" will drop on Friday via Island. The two previously collaborated on 2015's “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”


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Steve Rifkind
6/19/19

Loud Records founder Steve Rifkind has found a new home at the YM&U Group for his various creative endeavors. From his new perch, Rifkind will be spearheading YM&U's expansion into hip-hop and R&B in partnership with the U.K.-based company’s U.S. music division out of its Beverly Hills offices.


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6/19/19

Logic has announced his new label, BobbyBoy Records, a joint venture with Def Jam Recordings. Formerly known as Elysium Records, BobbyBoy's initial roster includes John Lindahl, Damian Lemar Hudson...


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6/19/19

The cover of our brand-spanking-new Black Music Month special features a classic shot of Prince, while our Contents VIP is industry icon Clarence Avant...


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6/19/19

Remember when we told you that, despite rumors, there was no way Drake would leave Sir Lucian’s Universal in the post-Scorpion era?


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6/19/19

The process to find a potential buyer for up to 50% of Universal Music Group is expected to close by the end of the year, Vivendi Chairman Yannick Bollore tells Bloomberg News.


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6/19/19

Word has it that, fresh off a plane from Amsterdam, beat-maker YoungKio made a beeline for Jody Gerson's UMPG offices to sign a shiny new deal. The Netherlands-bred 19-year-old is known for his role as the producer behind Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road."


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6/19/19

Sir Lucian Grainge has sent out an internal memo to the staffers of UMG, in response to the NYT story investigating the 2008 fire that resulted in the loss of countless masters. "Let me be clear: we owe our artists transparency," he stated. "We owe them answers."


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